What Does BBT Mean in a Text?

BBT means "Be Back Tomorrow" and "Basal Body Temperature."

BBT is typically used in online and text-based communications to mean "Be Back Tomorrow." It announces that the participant will be away until the following day.

BBT contrasts with BBL ("Be Back Later"), which suggests a break of up to a few hours, and BBML ("Be Back Much Later"), which suggests a break of more than a few hours.

BBT also means "Basal Body Temperature," which is the temperature of the body at rest as measured in the morning. BBT is often used by women wishing to get pregnant to help with predicting the moment of maximum fertility.

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When I write BBT, I mean this:

meaning of BBT

BBT means "Be Back Tomorrow."

Summary of Key Points

"Be Back Tomorrow" is the most common definition for BBT on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Be Back Tomorrow
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of BBT in Sentences

Here are examples of BBT being used in conversations:
  • Rob: My wife has left me. She says I don't take her seriously.
  • Hank: What are you going to do?
  • Rob: Oh nothing. I'm sure she will BBT.
  • I have a superiority complex. You take your time to look up what that means. I'll BBT.

An Academic Look at BBT

BBT is an initialism abbreviation. Technically, this means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Bee Bee Tee), but as this is harder to say than "Be Back Tomorrow" it is not often uttered using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation BBT is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

Intialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said something like "see you tomorrow" instead of using the abbreviation BBT.

Second Definition for BBT

This meaning was also noted:
Definition:Basal Body Temperature
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user


Example of BBT Used in a Text

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